Wednesday, May 26

Today is Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Noticing floral scents of plants in bloom.

During the month of May, we are focusing on routines.  Routines can anchor us, decrease stress, foster creativity, prioritize self-care, and allow time to pursue our passions!  This week we look at routines to foster our relationships.  Let’s be curious about our work relationships, family, and friend relationships.

Family routines can help open more time for fun activities and decrease stress.

    • Listen fully.
    • Do a brain dump to help prioritize your families’ activities.
    • Organize a family game night.
    • Make time for family walks.
    • Keep a family notepad and write fun notes for each other to see.
    • Share a weekly “Show and Tell” about the week.

Photo by Tobin Rogers

Recharge yourself and share positive energy when you repeat: 

“I am [*Name*].  I am open to the positive energy around me. I appreciate myself and others as I connect with love and kindness. As I think about those I love and care for, I send loving kindness and compassion to all people including me. Together, we can do great things.”

A quote by: Mike Murdock. “The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”

Use this Mindfulness Activity to Re-energize your Body and Mind:  

    • Straighten your spine. Roll your shoulders back and down, smile to yourself, & relax your jaw.
    • Take slow deep belly breaths, allowing your stomach to rise with each breath in and relax with each breath out. You may find that each breath gets better and better. Allow your shoulders to relax on each exhale.
    • With each exhale, use a low pitch voice and hum, “Om.”
    • Feel the vibration of your voice. Repeat 3 or more times.
    • End with a smile.

With gratitude and appreciation for all beings,

Naomi Parrella, MD & Fran Lee, FNP 

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